Richard and I were thrilled to discover that we were expecting our second child in December. Becoming a mum has enriched my life in ways I never imagined and I feel so thankful to be experiencing that again. I have felt really nauseous and tired with this pregnancy and don’t recall it being that way with Belle. But I don’t want to sound like I’m moaning because we’re over the moon and really excited. We have told Belle the news and her reaction has been really lovely….the other morning, when I was getting dressed, she came over and kissed my tummy. I asked her what she thinks I’m having and she said, ‘A girl, like me’. I really don’t have a preference, but I have a special bond with my own sister Suzy, who’s also pregnant, so another girl would be lovely. But either way we feel very privileged and thrilled to be adding another little person to our family.
Ideal Home Show Manchester June 2017
By Katie Piper
Ideal Home Show in Manchester. Talking about Self esteem at Spring.
Back stage with my @kpfoundation ladies about to go on stage,
Want That Trend dresses
By Katie Piper
Fantastic photo of me and Victoria Molyneux launching the #katiepipercollection. Both of our dresses are available @wantthattrend and my boots are @jimmychoo
This is a total dream come true for me. Fashion has always been such a big part of my life. I really believe that I have created a clothing collection which will make women look & feel beautiful – inside & out. I put it together with real women in mind and my 36-piece Spring / Summer ’17 collection is my vision come to life!
I’ve loved working with Victoria and her Want That Trend team & I really hope you all like it!
I am so excited to announce I have been working with My Babiie on a fantastic new range of buggies and travel systems.
My Babiie were great because they gave me freedom to design and make moodboards and be heavily involved in the whole process. These are the products I wish I had had when I had gone shopping. A lot of the travel systems and prams are all blue, black, navy and grey but there was nothing that expressed my personality.
I designed the buggies with my clothes in mind! Each one is inspired by colours and shades I really like wearing because I think it’s really important not to lose yourself when you become a parent but because I’d been a mum and tried and tested it all on myself and Belle I didn’t compromise on the safety aspect.
I made them small, foldable and practical as well as stylish. There are pockets for an iPhone and shopping carts for bags. You can pay up to £1,000 for a travel system but our full travel set is £299.99. Mums have got to be realistic about what they can afford but they still want to look good – so it’s nice to have ticked the boxes.
This is the first time I’ve ever done something like this but My Babiie let me bring my ethos and my mantras on board. It’s reminiscent of the way I live my life through my charity and all of the books I write. The whole idea about calling it Believe Buggies goes back to that idea of having self esteem and belief in you as an individual as well as a parent. When you’ve got those two things, you’ve got confidence and when you have that, you can do absolutely anything.
Even the most confident woman who might be running a team at work could have a child and loose her confidence. The spell of doubt can creep in, but I wanted to keep the faith and that’s what my collection conveys. The logo was born out of the same ethos – a butterfly for the girls and a swallow for the boys. That journey of the chrysalis growing into a butterfly. Having that freedom and knowing you’re OK to do this!
On Monday 3rd October I was honoured and privileged to be asked to present an award at the WellChild Awards, which honour young children and their carers. it was a very humbling experience and I was moved and inspired by the stories I heard. The way these children and their families cope with the difficulties they face is both saddening yet uplifting. The courage they show could be a lesson to us all.
My previous books have told the story of my long and painful journey back towards health and happiness. Now in Confidence: The Secret, I take the next step from recovery to empowerment, sharing what I’ve learned from the most difficult moments to inspire and guide others. I want to give my readers the tools they need to feel happy, confident and better about themselves. I believe that confidence is about valuing who you are, not what you do or how you look, so I hope the advice I offer will make my readers feel more confident in all areas of life, whether it’s at work or school, in relationships and friendships, or learning to love and respect your body. With my help and guidance, deep-down inner confidence is within everyone’s reach.
Talking to Paul Ross about finding inner strength, confidence and motivation
By Katie Piper
Here is a clip of my chat with Paul Ross on talkRADIO earlier this month. Hope you like it.
Launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s Health
By Katie Piper
On Wednesday 8th June, I delivered a speech at the House Of Commons at the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s Health. The group aims to empower women to ensure that they can make an informed choice about the best treatment for them and that they are treated with dignity and respect.
This is an issue close to my heart and although I cannot fault the care I received from the NHS I know of some women who have struggled for years, particularly those suffering from chronic gynaecological conditions.
The event was attended by many parliamentarians, and was supported by a number of representatives from charities and the medical and nursing Royal Colleges, patients, health professionals and the general public.
On Friday 18th March, Monday 21st March, Tuesday 22nd March and Wednesday 23rd March I shall be at The Ideal Home Show in London. I will be talking about “Confidence for Spring”, sharing some of my tips to make you feel better about yourself and full of the joys of Spring! I hope to have time to do a book signing too so buy your tickets now, I look forward to seeing you there!